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OSTIblog Posts by Sol Lederman

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Contractor to OSTI serving in various technical and communication roles.

The Importance of Cross-fertilization of Ideas

Personal Perspectives

Published on May 19, 2009

Being someone who really loves mathematics I enjoy reading about the lives of mathematicians, about how they think, and about how they solve problems. And, as an OSTI consultant I recognize the value of having access to the ideas of others when performing research.

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Dr. Warnick Speaks at Computers In Libraries Annual Conference

Personal Perspectives

Published on Apr 03, 2009

Dr. Walt Warnick

 

Dr. Walt Warnick, Director of OSTI, recently had the honor of speaking at two events at the Computers In Libraries Conference. I asked Dr. Warnick to share some of his experience and perceptions from the talks through a short interview:

Dr. Warnick, you travel quite a bit and make numerous presentations about OSTI's innovative work. What drew you to speak at the Computers In Libraries (CIL) Conference?

I was invited to make two presentations which you describe below in your third question. I have visited the Conference in previous years, but this is the first time that I made presentations. Computers In Libraries is a natural forum for OSTI, as everything we do today is computer based and librarians are very important customers.

Congratulations! How would you categorize the attendees at CIL? Were they mostly librarians?

My impression is that most CIL attendees were librarians. Sprinkled among them were computer techies. For example, the moderator at my first session was a highly accomplished computer techie from the San Francisco Chronicle.

You had the distinction of co-leading two sessions at the conference, one on information dissemination, the other on the future of federated search as you see it. Let's start with the first. What was the gist of your message on how OSTI is spreading knowledge and advancing science?

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OSTI's Efforts Advance Energy Secretary Goals

Personal Perspectives

Published on Mar 25, 2009

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On Credibility of Search Results

Personal Perspectives

Published on Mar 10, 2009

On March 2nd I wrote an article for the Federated Search Blog: On credibility  of search results.

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Dr. Bob Marianelli: A Catalyst for Accelerating Chemical Science

Personal Perspectives

Published on Sep 05, 2008

OSTI is founded on the principle that science advances only if knowledge is shared. The OSTI Corollary takes this concept to a new level. It holds that accelerating the spread of knowledge accelerates the advance of science. The advance of science can also be accelerated by funding more bright scientists. In the following blog article, Dr. Bob Marianelli reminisces and gives his perspectives about advancing science throughout his remarkable career.

Dr. Marianelli led a distinguished career as a DOE Program Manager and Director of the Chemistry Division. He had the privilege to shape and manage the process by which the Department of Energy identifies bright chemists and follows their progress. Along the way, he fostered the work of many truly extraordinary scientists, including six who went on to win the Nobel Prize, perhaps the top honor a scientist can receive. In addition to fostering the work of top scientists, Dr. Marianelli played a key role in the construction of a huge facility at Pacific Northwest National Lab, and he positively influenced the direction of other major research facilities.

 

 

Love of science and learning from an early age

SL: What inspired you to pursue a science career?

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Sophisticated Yet Simple - The Technology Behind OSTI's E-print Network: Part 3

Technology

Published on Mar 21, 2008

This is the third, and final, article in a series. The first article provided an overview of the E-print Network.

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Sophisticated Yet Simple - The Technology Behind OSTI's E-print Network: Part 2

Technology

Published on Mar 05, 2008

In Part 1 of this series I provided an overview of the technology that drives the E-print Network.

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Sophisticated Yet Simple - The Technology Behind OSTI's E-print Network: Part 1

Technology

Published on Feb 26, 2008

The E-print Network is one of OSTI's most popular and powerful research offerings yet few of its users know about the advanced technology that drives it and makes it simple to use.

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The Role of Federated Search at OSTI

Technology

Published on Feb 19, 2008

Federated search is very much at the heart of OSTI's ability to realize its mission.

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